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Field & Laboratory Aide

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Field & Laboratory Aide
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Aide
Posting Number: SW0170098
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

This position will assist a Hampton Roads AREC department in the implementation and maintenance of laboratory and field experiments affecting nursery production, plant pathology, weed science, turf grass or biological systems engineering. Successful candidate will assist with possible spraying, data collection and assist within lab. This is an off-campus position at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of experimental design and practices and equipment; basic computer skills (MS Office).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an agricultural research setting; Experience with data collection, entering, and analysis.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must provide own transportation on regular basis.
Must have valid driver’s license
Driver and criminal background check required.

Employment Comments:

This position is located off campus at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Position may be required to drive state vehicle.

How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0170098.

List of references is favorable.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 68%
Pay Band: 1
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Hampton Roads AREC
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Location Zip Code: 23455
Work Schedule: Varies
Posting Date: 02/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/15/2017
Job Close Date: 12/01/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/73493

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your knowledge of farm practices and equipment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your knowledge of agricultural crops.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your basic computer skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Other Doc